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    In it to win it! Man walks away with island resort in $49 raffle

    An Australian man has won the raffle of a lifetime, taking home an entire Pacific island resort for the price of a $49 ticket. Man wins an entire Pacific island resort in a $49 raffle: — CNN (@CNN) July 27, 2016 The man, identified only as Joshua from New South Wales, won The Kosrae Nautilus Resort in a contest organized by Australian owners, Doug and Sally Beitz. The pair set the business up over two decades ago, after […]

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    North Miami shooting: Man with autism suffers in aftermath, mom says

    Arnaldo Eliud Rios Soto still wears the blood-soaked jacket he had on the day his friend, caregiver and father figure was shot by police in North Miami, his mother said. Last week Rios, 26, wandered away from his group home and Charles Kinsey, his behavioral therapist, came after him. Police, responding to a 911 call about a suicidal man with a gun, came too. Kinsey was shot in the leg, a mistake, police said, as the officer was aiming at […]

  • Freddie Gray was in perfect health until police chased and tackled him in Baltimore over a week ago, his lawyer said. Less than an hour later, he was on his way to a trauma clinic with a spinal injury, where he fell into a coma.

    Freddie Gray case: All charges dropped against remaining officers

    BALTIMORE  — Prosecutors are dropping charges against the three remaining Baltimore police officers who were facing trial in connection with Freddie Gray’s death. Six officers were charged after the April 2015 death of Gray, a 25-year-old who sustained a neck injury while in police custody. Three of them had already been acquitted. A pretrial hearing for Officer Garrett Miller had been set for Wednesday. Trials for Officers Alicia White and William Porter had been scheduled for the fall. Baltimore Chief Deputy […]

  • This 30 March 1981 file photo shows John Hinckley Jr. (L) escorted by police in Washington, DC, following his arrest after shooting and seriously wounding then US president Ronald Reagan. A federal judge ruled 17 December 2003 Hinckley can make local visits with his family from St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, DC, where he has been held. AFP PHOTO/FILES (Photo credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

    John Hinckley Jr. set to be released

    A federal judge on Wednesday granted John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, “full-time convalescent leave” from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. The order allows Hinckley, Jr. to live full-time in Williamsburg, Virginia, but still under certain restrictions. Hinckley and his lawyers appeared in federal court in April 2015 and argued that he had been successfully rehabilitated from his illness and that he deserved a release. But prosecutors worried that his family, struggling to pay the bills […]

  • Cockroaches, in recent years, have become a staple in Chinese medicine shops, promising wondrous results.
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    Apparently cockroach milk may be worthy of human consumption

    A little cockroach milk with those cookies? Chock full of protein, the insect milk may someday be transformed into a food supplement worthy of human consumption, new research indicates. Scientists have found that the Pacific Beetle Cockroach feeds its bug babies a formula which is remarkably rich in protein, fat and sugar. Don’t expect to find it next to the regular milk in the dairy section, however, at least not for now. “Any liquid harvested from a cockroach is not […]

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    Mom broadcasts daughter’s beating on Facebook

    “You wanna try me, right?” So begins the live Facebook broadcast of a mother beating and berating her 16-year-old daughter in their Savannah, Georgia, home. *WARNING: This link takes you to a video that is graphic and contains extreme profanity The teen sobs as her mother slaps her all over her body and hits her with what appears to be a plastic object. The mother accuses her daughter of embarrassing her by posting sexy photos of herself on Facebook and […]

  • Michelle Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Monday, July 25, 2016.
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    Read the full transcript of Michelle Obama’s Democratic National Convention speech

    PHILADELPHIA — Michelle Obama cast the presidential race as one between a positive role model for children — in Hillary Clinton — and a damaging one — in Donald Trump — in the marquee speech on the Democratic National Convention’s opening night. The first lady never mentioned Trump by name, but leveraging her popularity, she made a rare, if not unprecedented, foray into partisan politics to knock the Republican nominee. Obama condemned “the hateful language that we hear from public […]

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    Hospice worker’s cover of Adele hit goes viral

    A UK hospice worker’s rendition of the Adele hit ‘Make You Feel My Love’ is going viral online. But, the performance may have struck its strongest chord with the audience who heard it in person. The video, shot July 22, shows St. Helena Hospice nurses’ assistant Emma Young giving an impromptu performance to patients. “I sing whenever I can. Every time I’m on shift, if it gets quiet, then I try to sing a few songs on the piano,” Young […]

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    Kid’s dream to be garbage man comes true

    All kids have wishes. Some kids want to be Superman, others princesses. But, Ethan Dean, a 6-year-old with an incurable illness, just wants to suit up and be a garbage man for a day. The Sacramento, California boy doesn’t know it yet, but today he gets his wish. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation, Ethan will get to run his very own garbage route. “Well, it’s an unusual wish,” Michelle Flynn of the Northern California and Northern Nevada chapter of Make-A-Wish […]

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    “I knew I had to step in and do something,” Florida linebacker remembers crucial advice before stopping sexual assault

    In light of recent events, it was something university officials and city leaders thought was necessary. Football players for the University of Florida heard from a Gainsville prosecutor after he met with the team to talk about sexual assault. It’s something Cristian Garcia, a linebacker on the team, never thought he would need to know. However, that lesson has since put him in the spotlight. Garcia spotted a man and a woman having sex behind a dumpster outside the bar where […]

  • A beach-themed party for teenagers at a nightclub in Ft. Myers ends in gunfire, and two teenagers are dead. Tiffany Kenney was in Ft. Myers and she spoke with some of the teens who were at the party.

    More information about the teenage victims killed in the Fort Myers club shooting

    What started as a beach-themed teen party at a Florida nightclub ended early Monday in a deadly shooting, with a 14-year-old and an 18-year old killed and more than a dozen others injured. Parents were picking up their children from Club Blu Bar and Grill in Fort Myers when gunfire erupted outside, the club said in a Facebook post. Sean Archilles, 14, and Stef’An Strawder, 18, were shot to death in the club’s parking lot, Fort Myers police said. At […]